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Caretta Inspired Journeys

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Down East Maine Puffins and Seabirds
July 3-8, 2024


Starting at the Bangor Maine Airport, we will caravan to Rockland for briefings at the Audubon Society's Puffin Project center, and then visit the Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge (MCINWR) visitor center to learn about the 42,000 breeding seabirds that depend on the work of these organizations on Maine's remote islands.

Five nights of accommodations in two or four private bedroom apartments with full kitchens are provided at the Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park. 

Also included are:

A kayaking trip in Frenchman's Bay with Coastal Kayaking Tours on the 4th of July.

A guided walk on Petit Manan Peninsula and beach clean-up that will help MCINWR protect the breeding seabirds.

A program provided by the Schoodic Institute researchers.

An exclusive live zoom discussion with researchers on a remote island to learn about how they live on a remote island 24/7 for 10 weeks, and what they do to protect and monitor the breeding seabird populations.

A two-hour Puffin Cruise on a fast, quiet and eco-friendly Bar Harbor Whale Watch Co. boat to see Atlantic Puffins - and other seabirds and marine life on Petit Manan Island - to benefit the Maine Coastal Islands Nation Wildlife Refuge

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What Moves Us

We enable people to build a deeper connection with nature
by traveling to beautiful and interesting places to help save wildlife.

It was the Loggerhead sea turtle - Caretta caretta is the scientific name -
that inspired our founder, Andy Brown, to create this nonprofit organization.

What Makes Us Special

We are a welcoming team of volunteers who share a passion for nature
and travel the world through
membership-based travel opportunities to help wild animals.

Helping Wildlife

We rescue cold stunned turtles,

protect turtle nests from predators,

guide hatchlings to the sea, track turtles with transmitters, collect data on nesting turtles, provide supplies for owl banding projects, and preserve boreal forest.

Beautiful Places

We have traveled to help wildlife in

Costa Rica, St. Croix, Belize,

Galapagos, Florida, the DelMarVa
Peninsula (Delaware, Maryland, Virginia),
the Carolinas,
Minnesota, and Cape Cod.

Who We Help

Our volunteer efforts and donations
assist grassroots conservation
organizations, established NGOs,
federal and local
wildlife agencies, and collaborate with university researchers. 

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Home: What Moves Us


“We explored places from Rain Forests
to Oceans.
The guides were exceptional and knowledgeable, plus the food was always delicious and prepared locally.
We look forward to more adventures.”​

Joyce Baker

“My first trip was to St. Croix, USVI to observe leatherback sea turtles. That was an eye opener!!! We worked with scientists to collect data.


In Belize, we also learned about the jaguars in the jungle, the Belizean culture and geography.


If you are interested in learning about nature and helping scientists by volunteering your time, then this is
the perfect group for you!!!”  

Judy Mansfield


"I think over again my small adventures, 
For all the things I had to reach,
And yet, there is only one great thing;
To live to see the day that dawns,
and the light that fills the world"

Old Inuit Song

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